Period
to 4 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK > England
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 394 463 320
Rank change year-on-year +69 -143 -36
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 179 242 718
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.40% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.29% 2.79% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 132 493
Median daily rate £459 £519 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.58% -0.24% +4.79%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £375
90th Percentile £627 £700 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £506
% change year-on-year -5.26% -6.03% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Median hourly rate £57.17 - £40.50
10th Percentile £46.22 - £26.65
90th Percentile £64.59 - £44.60
UK median hourly rate £57.17 - £40.50

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 5,448 8,663 14,579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.99% 14.23% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,745 5,833 9,679
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £285
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 176 279
Median hourly rate £25.05 £19.09 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.19% +1.81% +0.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.38 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.80 £53.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £26.96 £19.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +36.85% +6.49% -

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 4 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 4 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 4 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +40 88 £525 +7.14% 13
East of England +61 26 £547 -0.55% 2
South East +69 25 £479 +12.63% 8
Midlands +49 16 £375 -43.40% 4
North of England +48 15 £394 -40.57% 5
North West +35 13 £394 -17.11% 3
East Midlands +30 7 £450 -33.33% 1
West Midlands +36 5 £550 -15.38% 2
South West +86 2 £693 - 1
Yorkshire +33 1 - - 2
North East +31 1 - -
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 4 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 100 (55.87%) Java
2 91 (50.84%) Oracle
3 62 (34.64%) SQL
4 57 (31.84%) IBM
5 56 (31.28%) Jenkins
6 55 (30.73%) Git (software)
6 55 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (30.73%) Spring
7 51 (28.49%) Linux
8 50 (27.93%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (24.58%) WebSphere Application Server
10 43 (24.02%) RESTful
11 41 (22.91%) J2EE
11 41 (22.91%) Tomcat
12 40 (22.35%) JavaScript
12 40 (22.35%) XML
12 40 (22.35%) AWS
13 39 (21.79%) Web Services
14 36 (20.11%) JUnit
14 36 (20.11%) HTTP
14 36 (20.11%) Red Hat
15 34 (18.99%) JSON
16 33 (18.44%) Maven
17 32 (17.88%) Middleware
17 32 (17.88%) DB2
17 32 (17.88%) Microservices
18 31 (17.32%) SOAP
19 30 (16.76%) Finance
19 30 (16.76%) MuleSoft
20 29 (16.20%) WebSphere MQ

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (24.58%) WebSphere Application Server
2 41 (22.91%) Tomcat
3 29 (16.20%) JBoss
4 23 (12.85%) Apache
5 20 (11.17%) WebLogic
6 15 (8.38%) Apache ServiceMix
7 12 (6.70%) Confluence
7 12 (6.70%) IBM Domino
7 12 (6.70%) Jetty
8 11 (6.15%) Red Hat Fuse
9 10 (5.59%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (5.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (3.91%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (3.91%) IIS
12 6 (3.35%) nginx
13 5 (2.79%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (2.79%) MQSeries
13 5 (2.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (2.23%) GlassFish
14 4 (2.23%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) InVision
2 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.56%) Sketch
2 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.56%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 21 (11.73%) Maximo
2 17 (9.50%) Magento
3 5 (2.79%) Shopify
4 2 (1.12%) Fredhopper
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.12%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 40 (22.35%) AWS
2 28 (15.64%) Azure
3 20 (11.17%) Boomi
4 18 (10.06%) GCP
5 15 (8.38%) GitHub
6 11 (6.15%) Apigee
7 6 (3.35%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (3.35%) IaaS
7 6 (3.35%) PaaS
7 6 (3.35%) Serverless
8 4 (2.23%) Route 53
8 4 (2.23%) SaaS
9 3 (1.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (1.68%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.12%) Google App Engine
10 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.12%) SpeedCurve
11 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.11%) HTTP
2 19 (10.61%) Firewall
3 16 (8.94%) WAN
4 14 (7.82%) VPN
5 13 (7.26%) LAN
6 12 (6.70%) DNS
6 12 (6.70%) Wireless
7 11 (6.15%) SSL
8 10 (5.59%) FTP
9 8 (4.47%) SSH
10 7 (3.91%) SAN
11 5 (2.79%) DHCP
11 5 (2.79%) TCP/IP
12 4 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (2.23%) FCoE
12 4 (2.23%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.23%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.23%) Multicast
12 4 (2.23%) NAS
13 3 (1.68%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.88%) DB2
2 19 (10.61%) MySQL
3 16 (8.94%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.47%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.79%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.79%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.23%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (2.23%) HBase
7 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.68%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.68%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 56 (31.28%) Jenkins
2 55 (30.73%) Git (software)
3 36 (20.11%) JUnit
4 33 (18.44%) Maven
5 25 (13.97%) JIRA
6 21 (11.73%) Mockito
7 18 (10.06%) Ant
8 16 (8.94%) Gradle
8 16 (8.94%) SonarQube
9 15 (8.38%) JMeter
10 13 (7.26%) Cucumber
11 11 (6.15%) Subversion
12 9 (5.03%) git-flow
13 7 (3.91%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (3.35%) Bitbucket
15 5 (2.79%) REST Assured
16 4 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
16 4 (2.23%) Selenium
17 3 (1.68%) NUnit
18 2 (1.12%) Toad
General
1 30 (16.76%) Finance
2 14 (7.82%) Retail
3 13 (7.26%) Public Sector
4 12 (6.70%) Banking
5 9 (5.03%) Games
6 5 (2.79%) Marketing
7 4 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.12%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (43.02%) Developer
2 30 (16.76%) Architect
2 30 (16.76%) Java Developer
3 20 (11.17%) Maximo Developer
4 19 (10.61%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (5.03%) Administrator
6 8 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (3.91%) Analyst
7 7 (3.91%) Java Engineer
8 6 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.35%) Integration Architect
8 6 (3.35%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 6 (3.35%) Senior Developer
8 6 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (3.35%) WebSphere Developer
9 5 (2.79%) E-Commerce Manager
9 5 (2.79%) Integration Developer
9 5 (2.79%) VMware Architect
9 5 (2.79%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (30.73%) Spring
2 43 (24.02%) RESTful
3 41 (22.91%) J2EE
4 40 (22.35%) XML
5 39 (21.79%) Web Services
6 34 (18.99%) JSON
7 32 (17.88%) Middleware
8 31 (17.32%) SOAP
9 29 (16.20%) WebSphere MQ
10 21 (11.73%) Apache Camel
10 21 (11.73%) REST
11 19 (10.61%) HTML
12 18 (10.06%) CSS
13 17 (9.50%) Spring Boot
14 16 (8.94%) Hibernate
15 14 (7.82%) Node.js
16 12 (6.70%) HTML5
16 12 (6.70%) IBM Integration Bus
16 12 (6.70%) RxJava
17 11 (6.15%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.61%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (7.82%) Mobile App
2 14 (7.82%) Mobile Payment
3 12 (6.70%) Data Structures
4 10 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.59%) Data Centre
5 9 (5.03%) User Experience
6 6 (3.35%) Clustering
6 6 (3.35%) PKI
6 6 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.79%) DataPower
7 5 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.79%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.23%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.23%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.23%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.68%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.68%) Web 2.0
10 2 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (28.49%) Linux
2 25 (13.97%) Unix
2 25 (13.97%) Windows
3 19 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.47%) AIX
4 8 (4.47%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.35%) zOS
6 5 (2.79%) Solaris
7 3 (1.68%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.12%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.56%) CentOS
9 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (27.93%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (17.88%) Microservices
4 29 (16.20%) E-Commerce
5 28 (15.64%) Unit Testing
6 25 (13.97%) SDLC
7 24 (13.41%) Migration
8 23 (12.85%) Scrum
8 23 (12.85%) Software Engineering
9 22 (12.29%) TDD
9 22 (12.29%) Thought Leadership
10 19 (10.61%) BDD
11 18 (10.06%) DevOps
11 18 (10.06%) TOGAF
12 17 (9.50%) Computer Science
12 17 (9.50%) Data Modelling
12 17 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (7.82%) Multithreading
14 14 (7.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 100 (55.87%) Java
2 62 (34.64%) SQL
3 40 (22.35%) JavaScript
4 26 (14.53%) PL/SQL
5 21 (11.73%) Python
6 18 (10.06%) Shell Script
7 13 (7.26%) Kotlin
8 11 (6.15%) Bash Shell
8 11 (6.15%) Java 8
9 7 (3.91%) PHP
10 6 (3.35%) Jython
10 6 (3.35%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.79%) Go
11 5 (2.79%) Perl
12 4 (2.23%) XPath
13 3 (1.68%) C#
14 2 (1.12%) AWK
15 1 (0.56%) ES6
15 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (12.85%) SC Cleared
1 23 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.06%) Degree
3 8 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (3.91%) RHCA
4 7 (3.91%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.12%) CISSP
5 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.35%) QA
2 3 (1.68%) COBIT
2 3 (1.68%) GDPR
2 3 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 21 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.94%) Docker
3 11 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (5.03%) vSphere
5 7 (3.91%) Active Directory
6 6 (3.35%) Xen
7 5 (2.79%) Postfix
7 5 (2.79%) qmail
8 4 (2.23%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.23%) KVM
8 4 (2.23%) NFS
8 4 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (2.23%) SRDF
9 1 (0.56%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 19 (10.61%) Ansible
2 18 (10.06%) Kubernetes
3 16 (8.94%) Terraform
4 10 (5.59%) Puppet
5 4 (2.23%) HAProxy
5 4 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.12%) Grafana
6 2 (1.12%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (1.12%) Istio
7 1 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.56%) Consul
7 1 (0.56%) Nagios
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Statspack
7 1 (0.56%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.56%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 91 (50.84%) Oracle
2 57 (31.84%) IBM
3 36 (20.11%) Red Hat
4 30 (16.76%) MuleSoft
5 26 (14.53%) Microsoft
6 24 (13.41%) VMware
7 20 (11.17%) Talend
7 20 (11.17%) TIBCO
8 19 (10.61%) webMethods
9 16 (8.94%) Cisco
9 16 (8.94%) Dell
10 13 (7.26%) Google
10 13 (7.26%) Xerox
11 12 (6.70%) Citrix
12 11 (6.15%) Atlassian
12 11 (6.15%) Axway
13 10 (5.59%) Fiorano
13 10 (5.59%) Jitterbit
13 10 (5.59%) Juniper
14 8 (4.47%) Sybase